Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director, Postdoctoral Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director, Postdoctoral Services

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

DIRECTOR OF POSTDOCTORAL SERVICES, Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR), to support a diverse community of 1,550 postdoctoral associates and fellows, representing the vice president for research on postdoctoral matters across the Institute and nationally. Will represent the vice president in all advocacy matters related to MIT’s postdoctoral community; monitor Institute policy and practice on issues with significant impact on postdocs (e.g., benefits for postdoctoral fellows and participation in teaching programs, venture programs, and other opportunities), providing input as appropriate; advise faculty, postdocs, administrative contacts, and relevant Institute offices on postdoc-related policies and guidelines; work collaboratively with the MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA), advising and coaching PDA officers on developing and pursuing their goals for the postdoc community; attend monthly PDA meetings; develop, create, and organize programs for postdocs on behalf of the Office of the Vice President for Research; and gather, analyze, and report on relevant data to inform activities and priorities.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred); at least ten years of experience working in an academic setting; cultural sensitivity and experience working with international scholars; demonstrated experience with academics working in research; facility for building consensus among disparate parties; advocacy experience and ability to interpret and apply policy in an academic setting; demonstrated collaboration skills; excellent organizational, interpersonal, facilitation, written and verbal communication skills; ability to work independently with minimal supervision while keeping supervisors fully informed of the status of issues; and the ability to lead and support teams. Experience working directly with postdocs preferred, as is in-depth understanding of Institute policy. Job #16800 11/19/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.